Evaluation of non-pharmacological intervention on antisocial behavior in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease in a day care center

Anna Vespa, Guido Gori, Liana Spazzafumo

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Abstract

Psychosocial treatment was studied on improving socially non integrated behavior and in containing cognitive-behavioral degeneration in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The hypothesis was that patients who do not maintain social relationships decline in their psycho-social and psycho-cognitive behavior more rapidly and that intervention helps to attain the above mentioned objectives (18 patients in day care center). All subjects had to perform the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory and the Cornell Depression Scale at the beginning of the study and were tested again after 1.5 years. The results of the group of Alzheimer patients showed a significant difference in the CMAI Scale (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Day care center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)

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